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Movie: Savageland

When the 57 residents of Arizona border town Sangre de Cristo are massacred in a single night in 2011, the sole survivor, a Mexican immigrant, is quickly arrested, charged, and convicted of single-handedly murdering all of them. In 2015, a documentary examines the case and raises questions: Why doesn't the evidence seem to implicate him? Why were people so eager to blame him, no matter how implausibly? And do the horrors captured on the roll of film he shot that night provide a more plausible explanation for the killings? [more inside]
posted by Pope Guilty on Jan 15, 2022 - 6 comments

Movie: Woodlands Dark and Days Bewitched: A History of Folk Horror

From writer/director Kier-La Janisse (author of House of Psychotic Women: An Autobiographical Topography of Female Neurosis in Horror and Exploitation Films comes "a seductive mega-text" (Indiewire) through the history of folk horror. Exploring the rural roots, occult creeds and cultural lore that continue to shape international cinema, this SXSW Audience Award winning documentary features clips from over 200 films and interviews with more than 50 filmmakers, authors and scholars. Severin Films presents this "astounding achievement" (Screen Anarchy) that Rue Morgue calls "an unprecedented journey into where folk horror has been, where it's going and ultimately what it says about humanity." [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jan 10, 2022 - 8 comments

Movie: Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror

A look at the history of black horror films and the role of African Americans in the film genre from the very beginning. Veterans and scholars of Black horror films discuss how the genre has evolved, and often their place in that evolution.
posted by Wrinkled Stumpskin on Feb 8, 2019 - 1 comment

Podcast: Limetown: Episode 5: Scarecrow

Deirdre Wells, Limetown survivor and Max Finlayson's ex-wife, reveals what incited The Panic. [more inside]
posted by yasaman on Nov 23, 2015 - 9 comments

Podcast: Limetown: The central question

After the death of Max Finlayson, Lia Haddock questions whether or not to continue the program.
posted by noneuclidean on Nov 17, 2015 - 1 comment

Podcast: Limetown: Episode 4: DDoS

Max Finlayson, Missing Male #4 from Limetown, divulges the purpose of the doomed research facility to APR journalist Lia Haddock. [more inside]
posted by Etrigan on Nov 2, 2015 - 10 comments

Podcast: Limetown: The 911 Call

APR's Lia Haddock responds to a leaked 911 call involving her and a survivor from Limetown.
posted by noneuclidean on Oct 31, 2015 - 8 comments

Movie: The Nightmare

Something as rare as a very scary documentary: A look at sleep paralysis and accompanying hallucinations, with dramatic recreations. By the director of Room 237. [more inside]
posted by Joakim Ziegler on Oct 25, 2015 - 1 comment

Podcast: Limetown: Episode 3: Napoleon

APR journalist Lia Haddock speaks with the second known survivor from Limetown, inching closer to discovering what the true purpose of the infamous research facility was.
posted by yasaman on Oct 16, 2015 - 19 comments

Podcast: Limetown: A quick apology

A quick apology from American Public Radio's Lia Haddock.
posted by Cash4Lead on Sep 28, 2015 - 21 comments

Podcast: Limetown: Episode 2: Winona

American Public Radio journalist Lia Haddock shares the first interview in recorded history with a survivor from Limetown. [more inside]
posted by yasaman on Sep 23, 2015 - 23 comments

Podcast: Limetown: Episode 1: What We Know

Ten years ago, over three hundred men, women and children disappeared from a small town in Tennessee, never to be heard from again. In this seven-part podcast, American Public Radio host Lia Haddock asks the question once more, "What happened to the people of Limetown?" [more inside]
posted by yasaman on Sep 21, 2015 - 25 comments

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